Recent Topics
Memorial Day
by Rick in PA
05/29/17 08:22 AM
You can't judge a book by its cover.
by Rick in PA
05/29/17 08:15 AM
Accept paypal as payment for motorcycle?
by grampi
05/29/17 07:10 AM
Favorites
by willbur
05/29/17 07:04 AM
Mixing Oils this way...would you do it ?
by Shannow
05/29/17 07:01 AM
AutoZone Oil Change Bundle $5
by Sayjac
05/29/17 06:49 AM
Advice needed for torque converter fluid
by rodekyll
05/28/17 11:04 PM
Ford WSS-M2C171-F1 spec
by 15SilvyEcotec
05/28/17 10:39 PM
Her dart needs a trans fluid change
by ram_man
05/28/17 10:26 PM
Pennzoil Gold's New Bottle....
by daves87rs
05/28/17 10:05 PM
1999 Camry CE Bosch filter 3600 miles
by Brolly
05/28/17 09:38 PM
MG101-7 Cut Open 5,282 miles
by Brolly
05/28/17 09:23 PM
prestone all makes all models ,and valvaline asian
by rem shooter
05/28/17 09:06 PM
2010 hyunia accent radiator
by rem shooter
05/28/17 08:55 PM
My $300 Score!
by tomcruise
05/28/17 08:53 PM
07' CTS 3.6L Engine Oil 148K Miles
by TX_1821
05/28/17 08:33 PM
What do the T ratings mean?
by SilverFusion2010
05/28/17 08:07 PM
Thought this was funny
by exranger06
05/28/17 07:34 PM
How many use a slide hammer?
by volk06
05/28/17 07:29 PM
Expensive Dealer Oil Change
by Whimsey
05/28/17 07:18 PM
Newest Members
nolimit06, Eedd, mising, Newbie_ttk11, nitrousnut
61690 Registered Users
Who's Online
80 registered (Allen1973, benhen77, Ausfahrt, Alex_V, Bamaro, 2002 Maxima SE, 8 invisible), 1882 Guests and 11 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
61690 Members
66 Forums
265768 Topics
4392008 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 PM
Donate to BITOG
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >
Topic Options
#3211697 - 12/09/13 08:41 PM Beards
GMFan Offline


Registered: 12/26/07
Posts: 1835
Loc: NC
Is anyone wielding a beard here?

I have gone without shaving for long stretches before. These periods have included week long stay-cations, sickness, general college laziness etc. I've always wanted to try it out but wasn't sure if it would affect my professionalism at work. Well I manned up for the real thing and I'm 13 days in. There's no going back now.

Believe it or not there is still a lot of negative stigma with having a beard but if you have been on the fence don't care what people think and let it grow and flaunt your masculinity. I work in an office environment and the reactions have been from none at all to compliments. If anyone gives you a hard time say it's part of your new religion or something. whistle

Anyway I figured I'd post this if anyone has been thinking about growing one but has been holding off for some of the same reasons I was.

Now if I can get this itching thing under control...
_________________________
2011 Mazda6, 97k miles
Supertech Synthetic 5W-20, Fram TG
“Muscles aching to work, minds aching to create - this is man.”

Top
#3211699 - 12/09/13 08:45 PM Re: Beards [Re: GMFan]
dparm Offline


Registered: 04/19/10
Posts: 13080
Loc: Chicago, IL
Tried it once -- rocked the beard for about a year and decided it didn't look professional enough (even with constant and anal-retentive grooming/care). I didn't have problems with itch, but I did wash it regularly and applied the requisite conditioners/lotions.

If you're serious about doing it, you need to go 6 weeks without any sort of shaving to let it fill in.
_________________________
2011 BMW M3 sedan ZCP -- FOR SALE!!
2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport

Top
#3211704 - 12/09/13 08:51 PM Re: Beards [Re: GMFan]
salv Offline


Registered: 04/21/11
Posts: 1259
Loc: Cadyville, NY
My wife wanted to see what it looked like, so I am rocking a beard for the first time since I was 20. Seems like a lot of guys up here in Northern NY are putting on the "winter face" this year.
_________________________
2003 Trailblazer: Mobil Super HM 5w30 L25288
2000 Ford Focus Wagon: Mobil Super 5000 DW-5230

Top
#3211705 - 12/09/13 08:51 PM Re: Beards [Re: GMFan]
Rolla07 Offline


Registered: 11/05/11
Posts: 3586
Loc: MTL, CANADA
The itching goes away with time! Give it some more time. Since ive been 20-21 ive always kept a beard. Neatly shaven and kept up..it should never affect professionalism if its well kept.


Edited by Rolla07 (12/09/13 08:52 PM)
_________________________
2007 Corolla Red Pearl 146k miles
Castrol Edge (Gold) 5w20 & Napa Gold


Top
#3211715 - 12/09/13 08:58 PM Re: Beards [Re: GMFan]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 18531
Loc: Upstate NY
I have had one for many years. I am a software engineer and have never had employment issues with a beard. Maybe someone in sales or marketing might.
_________________________
2015 Subaru Forester 2.5 engine/CVT
2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)


Top
#3211716 - 12/09/13 09:00 PM Re: Beards [Re: GMFan]
demarpaint Offline


Registered: 07/03/05
Posts: 27382
Loc: NY
I am due to Chicken Pox and not being able to shave. Lets just say its growing on me.
_________________________
God Bless Our Troops


Top
#3211720 - 12/09/13 09:04 PM Re: Beards [Re: GMFan]
Drew99GT Offline


Registered: 10/11/02
Posts: 21790
Loc: Colorado Springs
I've never understood why there is negative stigma to well groomed facial hair. If it's unkept and nasty yea, but well trimmed with even straight lines is A-OK in my book.

Top
#3211723 - 12/09/13 09:13 PM Re: Beards [Re: GMFan]
Drew99GT Offline


Registered: 10/11/02
Posts: 21790
Loc: Colorado Springs
Chuck Norris has a beard. Nuff said.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj1tFmbU1uI

Top
#3211730 - 12/09/13 09:18 PM Re: Beards [Re: Drew99GT]
Too_many_Cars Offline


Registered: 11/06/13
Posts: 41
Loc: Ohio
Wow. Agreed.
Never thought of Chuck.
Have had one from 1977 on. Shave it off every Feb 14. The wife says grow it back! After 32 years she can say that. smile
_________________________
2000 Formula 312 twin 454's. Synthetic MerC 25W-40
2014 Durango.
2010 Mini Cooper JCW. M1 5w20
2011 Jaguar XJL. Castrol SLX 5w20
Plus a few more.

Top
#3211731 - 12/09/13 09:19 PM Re: Beards [Re: GMFan]
Eddie Offline


Registered: 12/07/03
Posts: 8707
Loc: Florida, Cape Coral
Too much upkeep for me anymore if I want it to look nice and presentable.
_________________________
CX5 Touring 2.5L :-)

Top
#3211743 - 12/09/13 09:31 PM Re: Beards [Re: GMFan]
JHZR2 Offline



Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 39791
Loc: New Jersey
I have one recently because the baby likes it. Keep it super short, like the shortest any buzzer clipper device can. Its barely longer than if one didn't shave for a couple days, but more filled in. May remove it soon, but Ive liked it recently.

Top
#3211744 - 12/09/13 09:31 PM Re: Beards [Re: GMFan]
daves87rs Offline


Registered: 02/23/09
Posts: 16345
Loc: Michigan
Tried, but the itching gets me every time...
_________________________
Whatever you are, be a good one.

Top
#3211750 - 12/09/13 09:40 PM Re: Beards [Re: GMFan]
redhat Offline


Registered: 12/07/12
Posts: 1549
Loc: Buffalo Metro Area
Had a big one for a while but most recently trimmed it low. Never had an issue with work or itching. My COO even complimented it.
_________________________
09 Accord Sedan 5MT - Mix T6 0W-40/QSGB 5W-20, MOS2, XG7317, 122k
14 Civic EX Coupe - NAPA Syn. 0W-20, L14610, 42k

Top
#3211751 - 12/09/13 09:41 PM Re: Beards [Re: GMFan]
Shannow Online   content


Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 35731
Loc: Oz
Had a goatee for nearly ever...never had a problem.

Some winters grow full, but not very often these days.

Top
#3211754 - 12/09/13 09:47 PM Re: Beards [Re: GMFan]
hisilver Offline


Registered: 03/08/10
Posts: 530
Loc: NC
Just started my first one in 32 years. A month in and its getting super thick. The itch went away in three weeks for me.

Top
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >